Tax Controversy and Dispute Resolution

Tax litigation in India requires a comprehensive approach involving people with sound understanding of law and tactful handling at appellate fora. PwC India has a dedicated team of specialists to offer effective, practical solutions to clients focussed on managing/resolving income tax disputes. 

Organisational issues

  • Identification of potential risk regarding various tax positions
  • Ensuring tax positions are taken with strategic and long term view
  • Litigation before the tax authorities, tribunals and courts
  • Ensuring expert submissions and representation before appellate authorities
  • Having the latest and last-minute legal update being covered in submission and representation before appellate authorities
  • Proactively settling tax positions in advance by taking advance ruling
  • Exploring alternative tax dispute resolution avenues for complex tax disputes
  • Getting cross border tax disputes resolved through competent authority under mutual agreement procedure (MAP)
  • Ensuring tax process is robust enough to handle long-term litigation

Our services

We can advise and assist in the following:    

  • Drafting factual and legal submissions for income tax appeal before the appellate authorities
  • Effectively complying with appellate requirements and procedures
  • Preparing the case and representing it before the appellate authorities
  • Exploring and using alternative tax dispute resolution avenues
  • Preparing advance ruling application and representing before the Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR) for settling a tax position involving non-resident
  • Drafting and presenting applications to the competent authority for MAP under tax treaties (DTAA).
  • Reviewing pending litigation and other uncertain tax positions, to comment on adequacy of defence, probability of success and prevention of recurrence
  • In-house service of the expert counsel with experience in representation before appellate authorities including tax tribunal
  • Assisting the legal counsel in preparing or representing for appeals, writ petition and special leave petition before Indian Apex court (Supreme Court) and court subordinate to it (High Court)
Contact
Pawan Kumar
Executive Director
Tel: +91 124 3306517